Abner Avent

Abner Avent

Male 1777 - 1822  (45 years)

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  • Name Abner Avent 
    Born 1777  Nash Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1822  Smith Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0083  avefamily
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2006 

    Father Thomas Avent,   b. 1736, Northampton Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ABT. 1781, Nash Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Stevens,   b. ABT. 1758,   d. AFT. 1805  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Family ID F028  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ward 
    Children 
    +1. Polly Avent,   b. Smith Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Smith Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Rebecca Avent
    +3. Benjamin Avent,   b. 11 Jun 1800, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1876, Gonzales Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Nancy Avent
     5. Elizabeth Avent
     6. Peggy Avent
     7. Thomas Avent
    Family ID F471  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Avent, Abner (ca. 1777-1822): Will
    Avent, Abner (ca. 1777-1822): Will
    Born in Nash Co., NC, orphaned, later settled in TN.

  • Notes 
    • Rebecca Dobson's book "Possums Run Over Their Graves, p 22 says Abner was raised by Benjamin Avent...went into Halifax CO NC about 1800, stayed there until 1810, moved to Nash Co NC, then to Smith Co TN about 1815. Died there. Will Probated 1822. Wife named "Mary". Children Thomas,Nancy,Elizabeth,Peggy,Polly Evans, Benjamin, Rebeccy Fite...also in will was Patsy Anderson-relationship not clarified.

      "Abner born 1777 NC died 1822 Smith Co. Tn. he married Mary Ward. 8 children"

      Will dated 25 May 1822 Smith County, Tennessee

      Recorded 25 Sept 1822

      Abner Avent moved to Tennessee from North Carolina
      In his will he names his wife Mary and names his children Polly Evans, Rebekey Fite, Benjamin, Nancy, Elizabeth, Peggy, Thomas. "to my young children Thomas, Nancy, Elizabeth and Peggy" and he mentions Patsey Anderson of whom he left $2.00 to [this could be another daughter].
      The interesting thing in the will is Abner leaves everything to Mary "provided she kept his children together and behaved herself in a respectable manner and if not after one year everything was to be sold and equally divided among the children."

      Note: Patsy Aven married Francis Anderson 1814 Halifax, N C

      From Garland Avent:

      Allen, Amos and Abner lived in Nash County in the late 1700's and were the children of one Thomas and Rebecca Avent who lived where I grew up in Aventon...Abner moved to Tn after the death of his first wife and had another family there. Allen and Amos were removed to Chatham County NC after their guardian was changed to Joseph Johnston. Later they moved to Va and Tn.

      Smith County Probate Records: 1805-1823 Smith: Roll # 104: Probate Records: Vol. 5,1,2,4,6: Nov. 1805-1833 Tennessee State
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